Lima, Peru, Dec 1, 2017 / 00:00 am
The Peruvian government will withdraw a 2016 national school curriculum that has been widely criticized for its "gender ideology."
In a Nov. 24 statement, Peru's Department of Education announced that a 2009 version of the National Curriculum will be reimplemented in Peruvian schools. The former curriculum does not include the gender ideology concepts addressed in the 2016 version.
The announcement was celebrated as a "new victory for parents" by a group using the hashtag #ConMisHijosNoTeMetas, which translates as "don't you mess with my children." In March 2017, the group organized marches in Peru, drawing more than 1.5 million people to demonstrate against a progressive gender ideology.
The 2017 National Curriculum for Basic Education was approved by the Department of Education in late 2016, despite criticism from parents, teachers, the Catholic Church, and several Christian groups in the country.